Surveys in SocietySurveys are pretty annoying and we’d rather not deal with them, especially when they take more than 30 seconds to complete. Well this video might have you think twice before you hang-up on the caller asking for your opinion. Find out how all the data collected from surveys affects your everyday life, from your finances, health, safety and even happiness.
What is Sampling Error?Sampling error is unavoidable; but in this video Elon University’s Political Science Professor Kenneth Fernandez defines sampling error and how to reduce it.
How to read a cross tabHave you ever looked at data and wanted to know how one group compares to another? Then you need to understand cross tabulations. In this video Jason Husser, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies at Elon University, breaks it down for you.
Breaking down probability samplingEver wonder how surveys end up being so spot-on? Elon University’s Political Science Professor Kenneth Fernandez explains probability sampling and how it can save money, time, and avoid biases.
What is a dataset?Scientists collect all sorts of information in all different kinds of ways. One of the most common ways scientists collect information is through the Rectangular Long Form Dataset. If at this point I’ve lost you, it’s okay; this video explains what that is and how it’s a scientist’s picture of reality.
Weighting and the war on errorWhat do you do when your survey does not reflect reality? You weight the data. In this video, Jason Husser, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies at Elon University, discusses coverage errors, post stratification, weight variables and how they work together to create survey results you can trust.
Methods of collecting survey dataWhat kind of survey should I create? Political Science Professor Kenneth Fernandez discusses the pros and cons of each survey collection method. He also outlines 3 questions to ask yourself as you’re choosing a survey method.
7 Tips for good survey questionsComing up with survey questions seems like a simple task at first, but in order to receive meaningful responses one has to be strategic with question structure. Political Science Professor Kenneth Fernandez gives seven tips on how to craft clear and useful survey questions.
Understanding regression analysisUnderstanding a Regression Analysis can be hard and confusing...and like an awesome treasure hunt. This video breaks it down so even a beginner can understand the basics of regression analysis.
A survey in 10 stepsSurvey research helps simplify the world around us, but getting that information is a little more complicated. Jason Husser, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies at Elon University, gives us 10 steps on how to conduct successful survey research.